Prof. Wei-Jen LEE, IEEE Fellow
University of Texas at Arlington, USA
President of the IEEE Industry Application Society (IAS)
Vice Chair, IEEE Power Africa Steering Committee
Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas
Editor of IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications and IAS Magazine
Professor Lee received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Texas, Arlington, in 1978, 1980, and 1985, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering.
In 1986, he joined the University of Texas at Arlington, where he is currently a professor of the Electrical Engineering Department and the director of the Energy Systems Research Center.
He has been involved in the revision of IEEE Std. 141, 339, 551, 739, 1584, and 3002.8 development. He is the President Elect of the IEEE Industry Application Society (IAS), a Prominent Lecturer (PL) of IEEE IAS (2019-2020), and an editor of IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications and IAS Magazine. He is the project manager of IEEE/NFPA Collaboration on Arc Flash Phenomena Research Project.
Prof. Lee has been involved in research on Utility Deregulation, Renewable Energy, Arc Flash Hazards and Electrical Safety, Smart Grid, MicroGrid, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Virtual Power Plants (VPP), AI for Load, Price, and Wind Capacity Forecasting, Power Quality, Distribution Automation, Demand Response, Power Systems Analysis, Short Circuit Analysis and Relay Coordination, Distributed Energy Resources, Energy Storage System, PEV Charging Infrastructure Design, AMI and Big Data, On Line Real Time Equipment Diagnostic and Prognostic System, and Microcomputer Based Instrument for Power Systems Monitoring, Measurement, Control, and Protection. He has served as the primary investigator (PI) or Co-PI of over one hundred funded research projects with the total amount exceed US$16 million dollars. He has published more than one hundred and seventy journal papers and two hundred eighty conference proceedings. He has provided on-site training courses for power engineers in Panama, China, Taiwan, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, and Singapore. He has refereed numerous technical papers for IEEE, IET, and other professional organizations.
Prof. Lee is a Fellow of IEEE and registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.
Utility Deregulation, Renewable Energy, Arc Flash Hazards and Electrical Safety, Smart Grid, MicroGrid, Load Forecasting, Power Quality, Distribution Automation and Demand Side Management, Power Systems Analysis, On Line Real Time Equipment Diagnostic and Prognostic System, and Microcomputer Based Instrument for Power Systems Monitoring, Measurement, Control, and Protection
Prof. Saifur Rahman
(IEEE Life Fellow)
Virginia Tech, Arlington, VA, USA
Director, Virginia Tech Advanced Research Institute, USA
Candidate for IEEE President-Elect 2022
President, IEEE Power & Energy Society, 2018 and 2019
Professor Saifur Rahman is the founding director of the Advanced Research Institute at Virginia Tech, USA where he is the Joseph R. Loring professor of electrical and computer engineering. He also directs the Center for Energy and the Global Environment. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE and an IEEE Millennium Medal winner. He was the president of the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) for 2018 and 2019. He was the founding editor-in-chief of the IEEE Electrification Magazine and the IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy. He has published over 150 journal papers and has made over five hundred conference and invited presentations. In 2006 he served on the IEEE Board of Directors as the vice president for publications. He is a distinguished lecturer for the IEEE Power & Energy Society and has lectured on renewable energy, energy efficiency, smart grid, energy internet, blockchain, IoT sensor integration, etc. in over 30 countries. He is the founder of BEM Controls, LLC, a Virginia (USA)-based software company providing building energy management solutions. He served as the chair of the US National Science Foundation Advisory Committee for International Science and Engineering from 2010 to 2013. He has conducted several energy efficiency, blockchain and sensor integration projects for Duke Energy, Tokyo Electric Power Company, the US National Science Foundation, the US Department of Defense, the US Department of Energy and the State of Virginia. He has a PhD in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech.
Sun, Director of CFES, IEEE Fellow
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Power Electronics Letters from 2008 to 2014
Sun received his Dr.-Ing.
degree from the University of Paderborn, Germany. Before
joining the faculty at Rensselaer in 2002, he was a
Principal Engineer at the Advanced Technology Center of
Rockwell Collins where he worked for five years. Prior to
that, he was a Post-Doc Fellow at Georgia Institute of
Technology from 1996 to 1997. He is currently a Professor of
the ECSE Department and Director of the Center for Future
Energy Systems (CFES) funded by New York State government.
Sun’s research is in the general area of power electronics, with an emphasis on modeling and control as well as applications in aerospace, IT, and power systems. His recent research focus has been on power electronics for renewable energy, high-voltage dc (HVDC) transmission and other power system applications. He is credited with developing the small-signal sequence impedance theory and solving real-world stability problems in renewable energy, HVDC transmission, and data center power systems based on his theory. His theory has also served as the basis for new grid codes and industry standards for power electronics in power systems. He collaborates with industry internationally in these areas.
As Director of CFES, Sun is responsible for all major missions of the Center, comprising of research, education, technology development, outreach, as well as collaborations with industry and other institutions. The Center supports half a dozen research and administrative staff members and works with faculty across Rensselaer on a broad scope of basic and applied research related to energy, ranging from advanced materials and devices for energy storage and energy efficiency, to renewable energy, and to power systems.
Sun is a Fellow of IEEE and is active in the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS). He was the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Power Electronics Letters from 2008 to 2014 and served in numerous other editorial boards and conference committees. He is currently the Treasurer and a Distinguished Lecture of PELS. He also received several awards from the IEEE Power Electronics Society, including the Modeling and Control Technical Achievements Award (2013) and the R. David Middlebrook Achievement Award (2017). He has more than 200 publications and holds 11 US patents and 1 European patent.
Jizhong Zhu, South China University of Technology, China
IEEE Fellow, IET Fellow, CSEE Fellow
Zhu Jizhong is a professor and doctoral supervisor at the
School of Electric Power, South China University of
Technology. IEEE Fellow, Foreign Fellow of the Chinese
Society of Electrical Engineering, IET Fellow (Member of the
British Institute of Engineering Technology), Visiting
Researcher of the Royal Society, Guangzhou Innovation
Leader, Adjunct Professor and Doctoral Tutor of Chongqing
University, Acting as IEEE PES Intelligent Building, Load
And Customer System Technical Committee (China) Chairman,
MPCE and other international journal editors, IEEE P2781 and
P2783 two standards working group chairman, IEEE SMC
Standards Committee and IEEE SMC Intelligent Power and
Energy System Specialized Committee member, national power
demand side Member of the Management Standards Committee,
member of the Expert Committee of Guangdong Overseas Chinese
Returnees Association. He has served as a member of the
first National Innovation Competition Award Evaluation
Committee, the chairman of the IEEE Power Load Subcommittee,
and the chairman of the IEEE SBLC Asia Pacific Working
Zhu Jizhong was promoted to a professor at Chongqing University at the age of 28 in the early 1990s. In 1994, he was selected as an outstanding young scientist in China by the Royal Society and the Chinese Association for Science and Technology. He was awarded the Royal Society Fellowship Award, the fifth Fok Yingdong National University Young Teacher Research Award, second The Sichuan Youth Science and Technology Award, the first Chongqing outstanding young teacher, won 7 provincial science and technology progress awards from the State Education Commission, and was selected as the national advanced individual during the Eighth Five-Year Plan period and the national outstanding returnee representative during the first return to China in 1996. China's "Science and Technology Daily" (1993) and the US "Washington Post" (1998) were selected as "Science and Technology Rising Stars".
Professor Zhu Jizhong worked in universities and companies in the United Kingdom, Singapore and the United States from 1995 to 2015. After returning to China full-time at the beginning of 2016, he worked in China Southern Power Grid Research Institute and South China University of Technology. Now he is the head of the research team (center) for the optimization operation and control of the integrated smart energy system of South China University of Technology. In addition, he also served as an expert in the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) China National Standards Committee, as well as an expert in the establishment of a power spot market research group by the National Development and Reform Commission and the National Energy Administration, and participated in the compilation of China's power spot market functional specifications. In 2016 and 2017, he won the MPC E Annual Contribution Award and the Outstanding Special Editor Award, respectively. In 2018, he was awarded the title of "Scientific Chinese Person of the Year". In 2019, he was awarded the Guangzhou High-level Outstanding Talent and China Southern Power Grid's 2019 Science and Technology Progress Award. One special prize and one third prize, as well as the 2018 IEEE SBLC Special Committee Annual Contribution Award and the IEEE PES Global Bulletin Award. Presided over or participated in more than 20 international large-scale power engineering projects, published more than 200 papers in international journals and important academic conferences, applied for more than 40 national patents, has authorized more than 10 national patents, and published 4 English books as the only author ( IEEE, Wiley, etc.), among which the "Optimization of Power System Operation" published by Wiley-IEEE in 2009 was rated as an excellent book and was republished in 2015. After returning to China for more than four years, he completed two monographs "Theory and Technology of Safe and Economic Operation of Grids" and "Methods of Power Market Operation in a Multi-Energy Environment" which were published by China Electric Power Press in September 2018 and by Machinery Industry Press in November 2019, respectively. publishing.
Yanping Yuan, Southwest Jiaotong University, China
Editor-in-Chief, Energy and Built Environment
Chair, International Conference for Global Chinese Academia on Energy and Built Environment
President, International Society of Energy and Built Environment
Yuan Yanping, professor,
Ph.D supervisor, secretary of the party committee of the
School of Mechanical Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong
University. He received his doctoral degree in PLA
University of Science and Technology. His research interest
is renewable energy utilization and thermal environment
control in built environment. He is responsible for 27
national/ministerial/provincial research projects with a
total funding of over 20 million RMB. He is the team leader
of the Sichuan Youth Science and Technology Innovation Team
for Building Environment and Energy Efficient Utilization,
and the director of the 2011 Collaborative Innovation Center
for Building Energy Conservation and Green Building in
He was selected as National Hundred, Thousand and Ten Thousand Talents Project award, honored as National-level Young and Middle-aged Expert with Outstanding Contributions, and enjoyed the special government allowance of the State Council.
He is the founding and current editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Energy and Built Environment, the subject editor of the Journal of Thermal Science, the associate editor of the Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, and the editorial board member of Renewable Energy, and Sustainable Cities and Society. He is the Chairman of the International Society of Energy and Built Environment, Vice Chairman of the IAQVEC, Member of the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) E2, Member of the Chinese Society of Refrigeration, and Secretary-General of the Sichuan Refrigeration Society.
Heng Nian, Zhejiang University, China
Director of Motor and Control Institute, Zhejiang
Nian Heng received the B.E. and M.E. degrees from HeFei University of Technology, HeFei, China, and the Ph.D. degree from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, in 1999, 2002, and 2005 respectively, all in electrical engineering. From 2005 to 2007, he was as a Postdoctoral with the College of Electrical Engineering, Zhejiang University, where he has been an Associate Professor since 2007 and a Professor since 2016.
Heng Nian is responsible for the project of National Science Foundation of China and two sub-projects of National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (863 Program). In recent five years, more than 30 SCI/EI journal papers have been published, including 15 SCI indexed journal papers and 18 EI indexed journal papers, and 12 patents for China invention were Authorized. Furthermore, he is the vice president of Organizing Committee of the 17th International Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems (ICEMS 2014). Besides, as the first author, he has published an academic monograph named by “Control Strategy of DFIG for Wind power Generation”. The main research field is the reliable operation and grid connection technique of wind power generator under the practical grid condition (including unbalanced and harmonic voltage). The main research achievements can be concluded as,
1) In order to avoid the complex computation, phase sequence separation and dependence on DFIG parameters, the direct power control (DPC) strategy based on direct resonant feedback was developed for DFIG system under practical grid voltages, and the fault ride through (FRT) capacity of DFIG can also be improved.
2) In order to solve the problem that the conventional resonant regulator lacks control capability for the negative sequence and harmonic components caused by the parameter and frequency deviations, a vector proportional integrated (VPI) regulator based control strategy was proposed for DFIG operating under practical grid conditions, thus the current and power control capabilities of DFIG under practical grid conditions can be ensured.
3) Based on the investigation on the influencing mechanism of the practical grid characteristic and the converter control strategy on the DFIG electromagnetic operation performance, the criterion of the DFIG structure design considering the practical grid characteristic and the converter control strategy was proposed. The proposed criterion solved the problem of the operation reliability reducing of the DFIG that is conventionally designed based on the ideal grid condition, thus the operation safety of the DFIG under practical grid conditions can be improved.